"They were aware of the existence of Einstein"
Albert Einstein in 1921
Public DomainAlbert Einstein in 1921 - Credit: Ferdinand Schmutzer (1870-1928)

 Albert Einstein (1879-1955) was a German-born theoretical physicist who is most famous for having formulated the general theory of relativity, which he published in 1915. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1921.

His ground-breaking insight into the relationship between matter and energy is expressed in the equation E=mc2, which has become widely known (if not so widely understood!).